Ah yes, kale, the vegetable of champions…
Just kidding. Kale is old news, though important nevertheless, so let’s not forget about it :)
But it’s 2019 and time to start talking about fermented foods and supplements! Miso, kimchi, pickled cucumber, sauerkraut, and even yogurt are fermented food options. Rarely, though, do we discuss why fermentation is beneficial to our bodies. Let’s begin.
There are trillions of minute organisms living in our digestive tract. They go by different names such as gut bacteria, gut flora, and intestinal flora. Together, this system is known as the microbiome.
From the environment we live in to the foods we choose to eat, harmful bacteria can enter at any moment and thrive in our gut, which we don’t want too much of. To balance things out, we eat the right foods, drink lots of water, and consume the supplements suited for our unique needs. Which supplements? Why, fermented ones of course!
Out of whack
If we don’t pay attention to our diet, we can throw our microbiota out of balance and cause ourselves digestive issues. Some factors known to cause an imbalance include a lack of prebiotics, probiotics, and antioxidants, with the consumption of too many carbs, sugar, and inflammatory foods.
How Fermentation Can Help
Since bacteria are responsible for the fermentation process, when you eat fermented foods or take fermented supplements, you consume a dose of good bacteria/probiotics. And your digestive system thanks you, because fermentation helps enhance the vitamin and mineral content of whatever is being fermented. That goes for vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements.
The Fermentation Effect
After eating fermented foods, people have reported less fatigue, reduced stress, boosted immunity, and improved mood! Now think what your fermented supplement(s) can do for so many looking to gain some of these benefits listed. Here are some more health advantages fermented supplements can offer:
Increased antioxidants: these can strengthen your bones, immune system, and intestinal lining.
Newly created nutrients: fermentation of certain foods can actually form phytonutrients among others that were not present before.
According to Organixx, a report published in the International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition found that naturally fermenting fenugreek leaves not only enhanced levels of pyridoxine and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), but actually created vitamin B12, which was not in the herb before fermentation.
The times, they are a changin’
Times have changed, everyone. Fermented foods are no longer just for the sick. They can help already healthy people maintain a healthy gut. And why shouldn’t your customers with the help of a fermented supplement? Request a quote today!